“A couple points of contention to the weak article:
1. "a leading contender for a top economic post in the White House, made millions on Wall Street even as the economy faltered"
- I'm sorry, what's wrong with profiting from getting it right?
2. "during Sperling's own tenure as NEC director, Congress repealed the Glass-Steagall Act, prompting a rule-easing that allowed Citigroup to become the world's largest financial services company... Citigroup later required a $45 billion taxpayer bailout."
- That's a weak connection at best, Citigroup required a bailout for many reasons (mainly Merril).
How about printing facts instead of conjecture.”
rich-james on Dec 22, 2010 at 22:43:25
“What exactly did Sperling get right?”
Foodgrade on Dec 22, 2010 at 22:42:41
“How about commenting about facts instead of agenda? The creep is just another thief.”
100eight on Dec 22, 2010 at 22:33:10
“Sadly your points are even weaker.
1.When the deck is stacked in your favor - lack of regulation and new chips brought in at taxpayer's expense to start again to screw up allover again - WRONG!
2. Sub prime loans - did you ever hear of those?
How about commenting about facts instead of conjecture.”
dbg2 on Dec 22, 2010 at 22:31:27
“Ok you seem to know so much about gGene, so exactly what did he do to earn 1500 dollars an hour.
On 1/03/2008 what did he do to make his first 12,000 dollar pay day. Just facts please.”
“Really... considering lunar eclipses happen twice a year that's a bit of a stretch.
Katrina?? seriously, at what point during the hurricanes lifecycle?”
himaui on Dec 22, 2010 at 01:40:10
“really. you're right, we usually have 2 lunar eclipses per year, but they are never in the same constellation/space each time. the last time we had a lunar eclipse on the solstice was at least 300+ years ago.
yes, seriously, katrina-esque according to some astrologists out there (not me).
don't get your question about hurricane's lifecycle.”
“Hahaha, I love you guys. It's like you stopped learning math at the junior high level. Ever heard of something called numerical analysis or number approximation.”
letsmakesense on Dec 21, 2010 at 21:27:37
“Never in history had a steel framed building collapsed due to fire until Sept, 1st, 2001.
Steel buildings 100 years=36,525 days.
Odds of a steel framed building collapsing due to fire= 39525 to one.
Odds of three steel framed buildings collapsing on same day = one billion to one.
Modern Aviation 80 years.
1000's of crashes. Never until911 had a black box not been recovered or damaged. On 911 this happened 8 times. There aren't enough grains of sand to express these odds. If it happened only 3 tmes it's 800 quadrillion to one. Wake up.”
“I know I'm wasting my time posting this but, a heads up on higher level finance. Hedge funds act as a correction force within the market. In layman's terms, think of it as a wolf (the hedge fund) killing off sick animals (distressed, mismanaged or mispriced companies).”
Yeah, I forgot we still owned some slaves out back.”
SDB2 on Dec 15, 2010 at 22:51:36
“You are being inconsistent you refer to slaves out back but you also refer to the US as though you don't live there.”
SDB2 on Dec 15, 2010 at 22:49:57
“Besides the whole "Limited Government" arguement shutting down the ability of a government to do its job could be seen in the Confederate Senate at the time
When Reconstruction was prematurely ended due to an agreement related to the complicated series of events that resulted in the election of Rutherford "President Who Now?" Hayes, the south brought their limited government argument back to the DC senate, where it continues to be brought up to this day.”
SDB2 on Dec 15, 2010 at 22:41:50
“Don't blame me for the Plantation owner fetish for mideval style systems of governing.”
SDB2 on Dec 15, 2010 at 22:40:36
“Don't give me that confederate exceptionalism crap.”
“Wow, you got us. We just love eating up all the fish in the world, or at least before the U.S. and the Chinese pollute the worlds water supplies.
Yeah, we care nothing for sustainability, that's why the average U.S. person drives a SUV and we either take the train, or drive small hybrids.
Typical American. Why don't you try to do something about your own problems before lamenting about others'.”
BillBadger on Dec 14, 2010 at 10:57:23
“I think that is beneficial for cultures to ridicule each other, especially in areas where there are devastating irreversable consequences. And all of this bla, bla, bla cultural heritage is a bunch of phoney huey if you don'e really plan on handing this on to the next generation.”